Through the years I have learned a valuable lesson:
What you DON’T play is equally as important as what you DO play. You don’t have to put everything that comes to mind and
more into a phrase. This goes for lead and rhythm. If you think of what you are playing as a sentence ( if you are playing a solo )
you want to have some pauses, or punctuation. Like letting a couple of beats go by without playing a note. It gives space to
your phrasing. There is nothing worse than listening to someone that never stops talking, right?
The same thing applies to my philosophy of music. Knowing when and when not to play adds integrity to your musical